Booking Through Thursday: Biography vs Autobiography

This week’s question from Booking Through Thursday is:

Which do you prefer? Biographies written about someone? Or Autobiographies written by the actual person (and/or ghost-writer)?

This is quite a difficult question to answer. I usually only read fiction and don’t read either biographies or autobiographies very often (although as it happens I’m reading one at the moment!) but I don’t really have any preference for one or the other. The most important thing to me would be to get an honest and unbiased account of the person’s life – and of course, for the book to be well written and interesting.

2 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday: Biography vs Autobiography

  1. novelinsights says:

    I think I would like to feel that it was plausible but being a fiction lover too I don’t think full honesty would matter too much. Embellishments are all part of a story and a story is what makes a good book to me.

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